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Clockstoppers (2002)

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A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still.

Director:

Jonathan Frakes

Writers:

Rob Hedden (story), Andy Hedden (story) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Bradford ... Zak Gibbs
French Stewart ... Dr. Earl Dopler
Paula Garcés ... Francesca
Michael Biehn ... Henry Gates
Robin Thomas ... Dr. Gibbs
Garikayi Mutambirwa ... Meeker
Julia Sweeney ... Jenny Gibbs
Lindze Letherman ... Kelly Gibbs
Jason George ... Richard (as Jason Winston George)
Linda Kim ... Jay
Ken Jenkins ... NSA Agent Moore
Esperanza Catubig ... Ticket Agent
Jennifer Manley ... Security Officer
Scott Thomson ... Tourist Dad
Deborah Rawlings Deborah Rawlings ... Tourist Mom
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Storyline

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been finding a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on, something very strange happens. The world around him seemingly comes to a stop; giving the effect that everyone has come to a stop. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device, and he and his quick-witted, beautiful new friend, Francesca, have some real fun. What they soon realize, though, is they are not alone in hypertime. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Freeze the future See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajanpysäyttäjät See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,108,333, 31 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,985,501, 28 July 2002
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Biehn who plays Henry Gates, starred in Timebomb (1991) where he plays a watchmaker. See more »

Goofs

The roof scene is flipped - the writing on signs on both the door and the wall have the text reversed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Earl Dopler: I need the room number for Dr. Gibbs.
Night Manager: And you are?
Dr. Earl Dopler: [placing $100 on desk] In a hurry.
[Places $200 more on desk]
Night Manager: I'll see what I can do.
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Crazy Credits

The Nickelodeon Movies logo swings from left to right like a pendulum. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was intact the UK DVD was cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to remove a 'potentially dangerous imitable technique' (an aerosol can being punctured with a knife) for a PG rating. See more »

Connections

References Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

All the Small Things
by Thomas DeLonge (as Tom Delonge) & Mark Hoppus
Performed by Blink 182
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent Family Movie
12 June 2003 | by LVWolfmanSee all my reviews

Clockstoppers is everything I'd hoped for... Action, some comedic moments, good SciFi, great special effects and very decent acting.

A lot of money was spent on this movie for the effects and crew and it shows.

There's been a few negative comments from folks who seem to forget that it is a SciFi movie made for kids and families, intended to be a good story with good effects and offend no one.

Looking at Clockstoppers in that light, it is a big success. Compare it to The Matrix or 2001, and it falls short. No surprise, they weren't meant to compete.

All in all, a formularic "boy meets girl/father and son resolve differences" family movie, combined with state of the art special effects make for a great family movie night.


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